News Global leader in technology & innovation announced for Dublin conference

Global leader in technology & innovation announced for Dublin conference

  • Significant opportunities for Ireland’s technology businesses in Middle East & Gulf States says Chamber CEO

The 2023 Arab-Irish Business Forum will feature speakers from both Ireland and the Arab states, including one of the foremost figures in the fields of technology and innovation, Dubai EXPO’s Chief Technology Innovation officer, Mohammed Al Hashmi. 

CEO of the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce in Dublin, Ahmad Younis welcomed the addition of Mohammed Al Hashmi to the conference speaker line-up, highlighting the importance of the event for Ireland’s technology, communications and fintech businesses looking to identify new opportunities for growth beyond Europe and the US.

“With his visionary leadership and deep expertise in digital transformation, Mohammed Al Hashmi played a pivotal role in shaping the technological landscape of one of the world's most anticipated events, EXPO 2020 Dubai, which was attended by 20 million visitors,” said Ahmad Younis.   “His extensive experience and expertise will be of real benefit to Irish business leaders and we are fortunate that Mohammed Al Hashmi has agreed to share his insights, including those from the last EXPO at the forthcoming Arab-Irish Business Forum.World EXPOs provide a platform to showcase the greatest innovations that shape the world in which we live.

The Arab-Irish Business Forum will also feature sectors such as travel and tourism, food & drink and financial services with key note addresses and panel discussions with Irish SMEs on their experience of doing business with the Arab world. The event is being jointly organised by the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce, Bord Bia, Department of Foreign Affairs, Enterprise Ireland and Emirates Airline.

Taking place in the Mansion House in Dublin on 13 September 2023, tickets are available now from



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About Mohammed Al Hashmi

Throughout his career, Al Hashmi has demonstrated a passion for pushing the boundaries of what technology can achieve. He possesses a keen ability to identify emerging trends and leverage them to drive innovation and enhance organisational performance. His forward-thinking mindset has allowed him to stay ahead of the curve as he helped position EXPO 2020 Dubai as a leading force in the digital realm.

For EXPO 2020 Dubai Al Hashmi spearheaded numerous transformative initiatives. He has been instrumental in developing a cutting-edge digital infrastructure that seamlessly integrates various technological components, including data analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. Under his guidance, EXPO 2020 Dubai became a global showcase for advanced technology solutions.

Beyond his role at EXPO 2020 Dubai, Al Hashmi actively participates in technology forums and industry conferences, sharing his insights and experiences with fellow professionals. He is passionate about advocating for digital transformation and its potential to revolutionise various sectors, ranging from business and education to healthcare and sustainability.